Injectables – Depot Medroxy progesterone

Method

Efficacy

Protection against

HIV & AIDS

Advantages & Disadvantages

 

 

Injectables – Depot Medroxy progesterone

 

 

99.7%

         

 

        No

Advantages :

  • Effective for 3 months hence no hassle of remembering every day.
  • Very High rate of efficacy
  • Very convenient
  • Decreased risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer, endometriosis, PID


Disadvantages :

  • Initial irregularities in menstrual cycle not
  • manageable for all women.
  • Prolonged use over many years may lead to reduction in bone density, depression, and weight gain

 

 

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